Best 8-letter Dog Names

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Introduction

There is nothing better than bringing home a brand new puppy, knowing you get a faithful companion for years to come. Dogs are always there, whether you want to play, nap, eat, or even cry a little. It's no wonder that when it comes to naming them, many freeze up. What happens if you choose the wrong name? Will you regret the decision, or use a nickname to make it better? The good news is sometimes you know how long the name should be, in this case eight letters. And that is a starting point. Here are some ideas you can use. 

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8-Letter Dog Name Considerations

Obviously, choosing a name for your new best friend is going to take a little time, or at least it should. Rushing into any names that quickly come to mind can result in clichés, poor name ideas, or even just the wrong name for the dog in general. For instance, say your dog is very outgoing and friendly, but the name suggests a hostile and territorial nature. Although it could just be considered ironic, the joke may easily get lost along the way. To increase your chances of selecting the right name, take your time and really get to know your new pet. Perhaps he really enjoys tennis balls above all other toys. Maybe things that squeak intrigue him, like that funny hamburger squeak toy you got him as a joke. Or maybe the dog gets his kicks from napping all day, much like a cat would. It would make him lazy, perpetually tired, and certainly laid back. All of this information is more valuable than anything you could come up with on the spot, because it helps you tailor the name according to the dog's likes. You could try naming a dog after his favorite food, game, or other activity.

Male 8-Letter Dog Name Considerations

Votes Name Vote
7
Humphrey
Perfect for a bigger dog
7
Marcello
An exotic name
6
Channing
For the charming pup
6
Winfield
Another English name, or at least it sounds like it
6
Clifford
Like the Big Red Dog
6
Fletcher
For the nerdy boy
6
Theodore
If he looks like a teddy bear
5
Shedrick
A pun about shedding? Perhaps.
5
Finnegan
If he is an Irish breed
5
Reynolds
If you love Ryan Reynolds
5
Mauricio
If you're a Shakespeare fan
4
Chadwick
Sounds snappy and smart
4
Stanford
If he's an English breed, this is ideal
4
Thatcher
If you're into politics
4
Benedict
Sounds so stern
4
Grayling
If he has a grey coat
4
Coolidge
If he always keeps his cool
3
Claudius
For the well-read pup
3
Franklin
Works great for a pug
2
Achilles
Like the heel
2
Bernhard
Almost like Bernard, but more interesting
2
Garrison
In case you want him to sound serious, but also hilarious
2
Kingston
For the wealthy family pet
2
Vincenzo
This one is perfect
1
Garfield
If he's more of a fat cat than a dog at heart
1
Brentley
If he fits right in at a frat house
1
Greggory
If he's a nerd at heart
1
Rosevelt
He was an outdoorsman after all
1
Sterling
If you love the show Archer
0
Nicholas
For the witty pup
0
Crawford
Another stern name
-1
Albertus
For the serious dog, or at least one with a serious face
-1
Pasquale
Perfect for a Chihuahua
-1
Jennings
If he always wants to solve mysteries or something
-2
Ebenezer
If he's a grouch!
-2
Governor
If you're a fan of The Walking Dead
-2
Gregorio
If he looks like he could be an Italian gentleman
-3
Ezequiel
If you're religious
-3
Casimiro
Perfect for the dog with hair in his eyes

Female 8-Letter Dog Name Considerations

Votes Name Vote
7
Bridgett
For the girly girl
7
Margaret
For the shy girl
7
Serenity
If she brings you peace and joy
5
Beatrice
For the older lady
5
Cinnamon
For the tan/brown girl
5
Paulette
For the fashionista
5
Princess
For the sassy girl
5
Precious
If she's your whole world
4
Marjorie
If you want another name that sounds like jam
3
Madeline
For the French beauty
3
Rosemary
If you're really into herbs, spices and cooking
3
Tiffanie
Spelled differently than most
3
Sunshine
If she lights up your life
2
Chiquita
It means "small" or "little one" in Spanish
1
Addilynn
Sounds like jam or something
1
Samantha
Or Sam for short
1
Violette
If she loves your garden
0
Gertrude
Another granny name
-1
Lilliana
You can always call her Lilli/Lilly for short
-3
Savannah
Perfect if the city is something special to you
-3
Penelope
Ideal for a Chihuahua, or other little lady

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